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Summer Internships at Clemson’s Dominion Energy Innovation Center (EIC) Available For Undergraduates

Summary: The Clemson University Restoration Institute (CURI) is interviewing for undergraduate internship positions. Up to eight interns will be hired for a 10-week summer internship located at the Dominion Energy Innovation Center in North Charleston, SC. Interns will have the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art testing equipment used to test full-scale wind turbine nacelles and utility scale power electronic equipment. Each intern will be assigned specific deliverables and will be expected to give multiple oral presentations on their work. The positions are open to both Clemson and non-Clemson students. Interested applicants should email an application package (cover letter and resume) to Ramtin Hadidi, Ph.D. at rhadidi(at)clemson(dot)edu.

Description: Clemson University has built and commissioned two state-of-the-art, world class testing facilities at the Dominion Energy Innovation Center (EIC), part of the Clemson University Restoration Institute (CURI) located at the Charleston Naval Complex in North Charleston, SC.

The first is the Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility (WTDTF), consisting of two mechanical test dynamometers (7.5 and 15 megawatt) designed to test the next generation of wind turbine prototypes with the goal of improving reliability and reducing the cost of energy delivered. The facility has been testing wind turbines for over five years, with additional prototypes to be tested in the coming year.

The second is the Duke Energy Electric Grid Research Innovation and Development center (eGRID), designed to help develop and test the next generation multi-megawatt technology including wind turbines, energy storage, and smart inverters with the overall goal of improving reliability, increasing security, and reducing the cost of energy delivered.

The mission of the EIC is to provide high quality research and testing services to the energy industry. Both facilities strive to establish long-term partnerships with industry, government agencies, and other partners to further research and educational opportunities.

Interns will be involved in equipment installation, test preparation, data collection, data analysis, and modeling and simulation activities. These internships require individuals who have a strong interest in working with large, full scale mechanical and electrical devices. This is an industrial research facility where safety is the number one priority and all interns will be required to undergo extensive safety training and adhere to safety rules at all times. Special projects are available for those pursuing majors such as Graphic Design, Marketing and Engineering Education.

We are seeking up to eight (8) individuals for a ten (10) week summer period (at average 35 hr/wk). Interns will be part of the operations team at the WTDTF or eGRID, working alongside Clemson University research professors, engineers, and industry partners. Each intern will be assigned specific deliverables that they must complete during their 10-week internship. Each intern will give multiple oral presentations and reports to the CURI team throughout the internship. All internships will be at the Clemson University Restoration Institute in North Charleston, SC.

If interested, submit a cover letter and resume to Ramtin Hadidi, Ph.D. at rhadidi(at)clemson(dot)edu outlining your interest and qualifications.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

Anticipated Start Date: May 18, 2020

Salary: $14/hr

GPA: 3.0 or above

Major: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mathematical Science, Graphic Design, Marketing or Engineering Education preferred.

Class Standing: Junior or senior standing is preferred but strong sophomore candidates will also be considered.


There are currently no full-time openings at the Energy Innovation Center. Please check back later for future opportunities or go to https://www.clemson.edu/careers/ for other opportunities with Clemson University.


Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.